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August 2013 Korea NFL Championship

Last week I had the opportunity to judge and assist with the tabulation at the August 2013 NFL Korea national championship.  Students who reached the final rounds of competition are qualified to compete at the US NFL tournament in June of 2014.

The qualifying rounds for the individual events were held on August 11th at Korea University.

Announcing qualifiers to the finals with NFL Korea CEO Heidi Son
Announcing qualifiers to the finals with NFL Korea CEO Heidi Son

The qualifying rounds for debate were held on August 15th at Korea University.

Two students from Korea wait for their preliminary debate to begin.
Two students from Korea wait for their preliminary debate to begin.
Students from China and Taiwan also joined the competition.
Students from China and Taiwan also joined the competition.

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On Sunday, August 17th, the final elimination debates were held at Korea University.

Sunday, August 18th featured the final rounds of competition as well as the awards.

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High school Public Forum championship final round.
High school Public Forum championship final round.

 

During the lunch period, we have an exhibition debate between NFL China and NFL Korea students on the topic of censoring political and social dissent on the internet.

NFL Korea vs. NFL China on internet censorship.
NFL Korea vs. NFL China on internet censorship.

US NFL Executive Director Scott Wunn addressed the awards assembly.

US NFL Executive Director Scott Wunn addresses the awards assembly.
US NFL Executive Director Scott Wunn addresses the awards assembly.

I had the opportunity to present awards to students of all ages.

Presenting an award to a Korean 4th grader.
Presenting an award to a Korean 4th grader.

Congratulations to all of the participants and to Mr. Jay Yang (NFL Korea Chair), Ms. Heidi Son (NFL Korea CEO), Ms. Jin Oh (NFL Korea COO), So Jin Chai, and Hyo Jin Ju for putting together such a special event.

US NFL & NFL Korea staff and supporters.
US NFL & NFL Korea staff and supporters.

Full photo albums —

Students from China @ NFL Korea

Final round competitions

Awards

NFL Korea vs. NFL China exhibition debate

Debate prelims